Layla Dodgen, DVM


As a child, one of Dr. Dodgen’s personal pets battled epilepsy, a situation that developed her empathy for animals early on and fueled her desire to make helping animals as a career. She attended the University of Alabama in her hometown of Birmingham, earning her undergraduate degree in biochemistry. She was awarded her DVM from Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2014.

Prior to graduation, Dr. Dodgen completed a two-month preceptorship at Riverview Animal Clinic. It left an indelible impression of what thorough and caring veterinary medicine should be, and she was thrilled to return home to Birmingham and join the practice as an associate veterinarian. She is a member of the Jefferson County Veterinary Medicine Association, Alabama Veterinary Medical Association, and the American Veterinary Medical Association.

Outside the clinic, Dr. Dodgen enjoys exercising, cooking, and spending quality time with her Boston terrier Charlie and tuxedo cat Gus.